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Re: [CHAT] Being happy, healthy…and thrifty

 What are some ways you have found to save money?

Yesss home brand everything - its exactly the same as the other stuff and its usually made by the bigger brands but is cheaper because they dont have to pay as much for advertising or packaging or prime eyelevel shelf spots !!! (i feel very strongly about home brand)

 

I also go to the library for my books/dvds ! @florenceforever they have great Dvds!

 

Catching the bus or train instead of using my petrol especially if i am going to have to pay for parking

And also not being shy to say yes to petrol money when you drive someone around ! 

Re: [CHAT] Being happy, healthy…and thrifty

I just spent a good half an hour figuring out how much money I have left for food etc and it rounds about to 25/week for the next two weeks unless I fork out of my savings - eek!

 

However I am quite used to this and I usually save heaps by cooking as much as possible, and buying as much fresh produce as I can. Fruit and veg take up most of my shopping cart and usually doesn't cost more than $5-10. I try to buy a lot of fruit/veg that is on special in small amounts - enough to get me through the week. Other things in my shopping cart would be stuff like supermarket brand bread, rice or pasta, milk and yoghurt. I still have some meat and eggs in the fridge as I buy those in bulk and that's my source of protein sorted.

 

Basically if you make eating well a priority it's not too hard to manage Smiley Happy

Re: [CHAT] Being happy, healthy…and thrifty

I really need to start looking into it more. Thanks @KitKat 

Re: [CHAT] Being happy, healthy…and thrifty

I also shop at the fruit and veg place across the road from the supermarket. So much cheaper! AND I know I am supporting local producers. Smiley Happy

My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ

Re: [CHAT] Being happy, healthy…and thrifty

Sorta glad I have no car now I am more likely (well sort of have to) catch the tram or train or bus
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

Re: [CHAT] Being happy, healthy…and thrifty

With clothes, I prefer to invest in really good pieces that will last for a long time and can be worn with anything like a few good coats or pairs of boot. They're all I live in during winter so I don't need to keep buying clothes.

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I've done Live Below the Line for the past two years - where you eat off $2 a day for 5 days to raise awareness and funds for people living in extreme poverty.

It's really taught me how to budget and stretch food. $10 for 5 days is not easy! But it's very do-able

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@florenceforever haha, I thought they all tasted the same

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I do that with shoes! I prefer paying more to get longer use out of them @KitKat 

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There is a very clear difference (in my opinion) @Student94